According to Bethany Crocetti, corporate communications manager for TJX Companies, the outlet is going to “relocate” to Market Place Drive in Waltham, where a major retail complex has replaced the former Polaroid manufacturing operation.
Asked if there was a reason for the decision, she responded, “We are always assessing and reviewing our real estate strategies, and our decision to relocate this store reflects that thinking.”
Customers lamented the news, which they heard from employees, in Facebook posts on Monday.
HomeGoods is under the corporate umbrella of the owner of two other Bedford anchor retailers, Marshalls and TJ Maxx.
Alyssa Sandoval, the town’s Director of Economic Development, said Monday afternoon she has heard reports of the store’s closing but has not received official confirmation.
HomeGoods, which has more than 800 outlets nationally, sells furniture, linens, cooking products, art and other home accessories.
The Great Road Shopping Center is the largest Bedford taxpayer outside of the Middlesex Turnpike-Crosby Drive corridor. The owner for many years has been the Drucker family, doing business as The Atlantic Interests Limited Partnership, based in Needham.
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